Clear Night Crescent

July 12, 2007 at 10:33 am 11 comments

Silently rumbling, darkness floats.
Empty waves thrashing on shores beyond horizon.
Black and dense the night rolls on.

Vague and hazy and immensely sharp,
emptiness transcends all and asserts itself.
Ecstatic sensual ripples merge

into the lonely luminescence.
Like a brimming cup holding dormant beauty
I see you lying in that sea.

Drunken in the night’s nectar,
swaying to the rhythm of the waves,
like the bright face of a mother to be

ever aware of the child in her womb.
To that serene smile of a distant peaceful joy
I offer silent awe and worship.

© Ritwik Banerjee

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Clear Night Crescent by
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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dew  |  July 12, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    I really like some of the images you’ve captured here of the moon reflected in the water.

  • 2. harmonie22  |  July 12, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Oh, wow, how beautiful!

  • 3. Ritwik Banerjee  |  July 13, 2007 at 5:48 am

    I thank you both Dew and Harmonie. I am glad you liked it.

  • 4. enreal  |  July 14, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Fantastic poem, I admire your creativity

  • 5. Ritwik Banerjee  |  July 14, 2007 at 4:10 am

    Enreal, thanks to you for the encouraging comment. It feels good to see that people like my poems.

  • 6. Life's Elsewhere  |  July 14, 2007 at 4:48 am

    A banal question, but I am just curious, how do you add the Creative Commons logo under each post? Do you just paste the script there?

  • 7. Ritwik Banerjee  |  July 14, 2007 at 4:56 am

    Reply to Life is Elsewhere:

    Yes, all you need to do is to paste a script (after suitably choosing your license) and then simply change a few names so that the script relates to the particular article you have written. For example, in this post, I had to add Clear Night Crescent to the script.

  • 8. alison  |  July 15, 2007 at 4:32 am

    I love imagery in poetry that I can feel. Beautiful. Ali

  • 9. Ritwik Banerjee  |  July 15, 2007 at 7:30 am

    Thank you Alison and Harmonie. 🙂

  • 10. Shirley Allard  |  July 22, 2007 at 12:44 am

    This is my first visit to your blog and I really enjoyed your work. Great imagery and I really love the way your words flow. Nice to meet you Ritwik! Shirley

    Reply: Thank you Shirley for your kind comment. It provides me with a fresh impetus to write something new.

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